Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, declares that he would bench players who do not stand for the national anthem. Jones states that not standing for the flag angered many Cowboy fans, and was disrespectful to the flag and the anthem. He was motivated to speak publicly about his stance because of the Vice President’s decision to leave a game, Jones noted that it was POTUS who directed him to the NFL Operations Manual that notes that players should stand for the anthem. The manual does not make standing mandatory. CBSsports.com.